Wynne Paquette

oil on canvas
72 x 54 in.

The passive nude does not interest me; none of the women I paint are passive. They are living ELVISes; people who fill a building when they are in it. These women are all friends to me and are women I consider to be charismatic and powerful in their personality. I am fascinated by the power they possess–celebrity in their own world; the stars of their own lives. Their relationships can be euphoric and destructive; they are never boring. The multi-faceted female is most alluring.

© Wynne Paquette